Head to the Water for the Morning
Take a sailing lesson at Hood River WaterPlay if you’d like to try a new sport! Don’t let a lack of experience stop you this summer; there are experienced instructors here to walk you through your first time and get you sailing on the Columbia River like a pro.
Rent a kayak at Gorge Paddling Center if you’d like a more quaint and intimate experience for two, or if you’d like a professional helping hand, save this one for a sunset tour when the sun starts to go down.
The 5th annual Free Swim Event at Hood River Aquatic Center (sponsored by A Kidz Zone Dental) is a great way to cool off. Go for a swim on July 13th, enjoy the BBQ lunch, and cool off with a snow cone too while you’re at it!
Have an Ice-Cold Drink at Midday
MothLounge, conveniently located in downtown Hood River, is right in the middle of all the action. Head here if you want to cool off from the inside out with a creative drink, like the Mermaid’s Kiss layered shot, or the Moth GT (Rogue Pink Gin, fresh lime and grapefruit, and refreshing tonic water).
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom is passionate about brewing as an art, so if you’re a beer lover, you simply have to head here and try out of their famous brews. Try the Hop Lion IPA with tangerine and evergreen flavors, or the fruity Kölsch, a light German ale, or even an ice-cold Arkansas Black Cider, made from ultra-ripe Arkansas Black apples grown right here in the Hood River Valley.
Finish Out the Afternoon with a Frozen Dessert
Gorge Hood River Ice Cream is the best way to treat yourself on a sunny summer day. Nothing beats an old-fashioned frozen treat to cool down fast when you’re on the go on a fun summer getaway. Try the Huckleberry flavor, Chocolate Caramel Brownie, or the dairy-free Lemon, or the grass-fed-dairy Cookie Dough, or the Blackberry Swirl served with homemade blackberry compote. The list of flavors goes on! Make sure to grab a chilled kombucha drink once you’re finished to wash it down with and grab an extra to take with you when you inevitably head back out into the sunshine.
Keep Cool on Your Hood River Vacation
At Hood River Vacation Rentals, we know what it means to beat the heat! We’re the premier provider of summer getaway rentals, so get in touch with us at 1-877-260-2519 and we’ll help you get started on planning your stay here in Hood River.